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[NEW!] JustSouth Quarterly Summer 2014

This issue includes articles about the KIDS COUNT Index in the Gulf South, Catholic Social Thought and wages, the surge of unaccompanied immigrant children to the border, and a look at the endurance of white supremacy.

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"We Belong to Each Other": Forgetting Our Oneness at a Town Hall Meeting

Immigrant workers, many undocumented, were essential in rebuilding Lakeview and much of the Gulf Coast after Katrina [1]. I came to the meeting assuming that a neighborhood that had benefited so much from immigrant laborers would be open to the possibility of immigration reform. I was proven wrong.

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Catholic Leaders Agree: Immigrant Families Need a Vote NOW

Fr. Fred Kammer, S.J. and 29 Catholic leaders urge Speaker Boehner to keep families together by doing his part to pass immigration reform.

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The Importance of Louisiana Expanding Medicaid

The Louisiana Budget Project shows the number of Louisianans who would benefit from Medicaid expansion by district.

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The Audacity of Hope: What sustains us in the face of injustice?

Facing legislative obstinacy or the "sheer mendacity" of those who fabricate facts or data to maintain exploitation of the least among us, what do people of faith do? What can they do against the odds and against those who are far better funded and often far more numerous?

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Of Tears and Terror: Families Torn Apart By Community Raids in the New Orleans Area

Given the primacy of the family in the spiritual, ethical, social, and emotional formation of children, the unprecedented increase in deportations since President Obama took office is deeply disturbing.

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Jesuit Colleague Killed in Honduras

On Friday, April 11, Jesuits and lay colleagues at two social ministries apostolates in Honduras learned Carlos Mejía Orellana was murdered inside his home. Mejía Orellana worked as the marketing director at Radio Progreso for 14 years.

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Legislatures Protect Business that Preys on the Poor

Alabama and Louisiana legislatures defeated legislation this session to cap payday loans at 36% annual percentage rate (APR).

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Inside Jesuit Justice: A Forty- Year Journey into the Public Square

Jesuits articulated the mission of faith and justice most dramatically in the 1970s, following two major Catholic events.

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Six Myths of Payday Lending

Although payday lenders advertise as if they were friends in your moment of need, payday loans throw most borrowers into a cycle of debt, dulling their ability to make a living. The payday loan industry thrives upon a web of myths.

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